What If Season 2: Cast & everything we know

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What If…? Season 2 is coming to Disney+ later this year, so here’s everything you need to know, including details on which characters could appear in the cast.

Alongside the multiverse adventures of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Disney+ has opened up the door to a world of possibilities. That door is the creation of What If…? – a spin-off show based on the comic series which debuted in 1977.

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Phase Four is halfway complete and we’ve still got plenty of tales to astonish us.

Is there a What If Season 2 release date?

The next season of What If…? is expected to premiere on Disney+ in December 2023.

We originally believed the release to be in early 2023, as stated by Marvel at 2022 San Diego Comic-Con. However, according to industry insider KC Walsh, the show won’t actually return to Disney+ until late 2023/early 2024.

This goes against the wishes of producer Mark Winderbaum, who hoped that each new season show would become an annual release: “As you know with animation, it takes a long time to produce. We were fortunate enough to get the green light on a second season early enough to have a chance to release it next year,” he told Collider.

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“We’ll see what happens. Obviously, I don’t want to predict the future with this new world we live in, but our intention is to make it an annual release.”

An exact release date hasn’t been revealed, so we’ll update this space upon its announcement.

What If Season 2: Is there a trailer?

A trailer for What If…? Season 2 was shown at San Diego Comic-Con, but has not been released to the public just yet. We’ll include it here as soon as Marvel releases it.

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What If Season 2 cast: Who will be in it?

Speculation around who will appear in the next season is already bursting with excitement, as there is currently a budding cast list for What If…? Season 2.

Several What If…? Season 1 characters will reportedly be returning for Season 2, including the Watcher, Zombie Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Okoye, and Captain America.

Newcomers who have been confirmed to appear in Season 2 include Abomination, Ghost, the Scarlet Witch (in Season 1 we only saw Zombie Wanda), Yelena Belova, Kate Bishop, Kamala Khan, the Red Guardian, Jimmy Woo, Death Dealer, Katy from Shang Chi, and Shang-Chi himself. It’s unknown if any or all of those characters will be voiced by their MCU counterparts.

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Only one new – for What If…? – actor has been confirmed, which is Cate Blanchett as Hela, and as reported by Laughing Place at LightBox Expo, series director Bryan Andrews “talked about his astonishment at recording Cate Blanchett as Hela for an upcoming episode in Season 2, promising that it will be Hela as you’ve never seen her before.”

We’ll update this article upon any casting details. 

Do we know What If Season 2’s plot?

No, plot details for Season 2 are currently behind locked doors, but head writer A.C Bradley reiterated previous comments to Slash Film about where he’d like to go next with the show.

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Speaking on the notion of new characters, Bradley said: “I’m looking more forward to in Season 2. I don’t know about you, but I want to go play with Shang-Chi. I want to kind of hang out with some of those Black Widow characters. We’re going to follow new characters, new stories.”

The plots of each episode may untimely hinge on which heroes the show chooses to focus on. Teasing to Entertainment Weekly, Bradley said “The fun of What If…? is that we get to explore the entire infinite multiverse.

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“I want to play with all these characters, and as much as I love Captain Carter, we’ve got to share the love. I’m very excited to show new worlds, new heroes.”

We do know that Season 2 will definitely contain an episode cut from Season 1, which depicts Gamora before she joined the Guardians of the Multiverse. Bradley clarified this too: “It is being worked on still. And it will be in the second season. So you kind of get to see eventually how it all came to be for them.”

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Director Bryan Andrews also teased some plotlines at LightBox Expo, and has been reported as stating, “”I don’t know what I’m allowed to share,” he laughed after mentioning a 1988 iteration of The Avengers, teasing that it’s exciting to see who would be on that team. In addition to an episode with Hela, he also said that the season premiere picks up right where the Season 1 finale left off.”

However, reportedly a number of episode titles and plots have leaked. While these aren’t considered official information, if this leak is true, it obviously gives a lot of information about the upcoming plots of the second season:

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We will update this section as more information comes out.

Are you looking forward to What If…? returning on Disney+? Be sure to keep up with all things Marvel in the meantime.

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